Posted On: 06/22/22 9:33 AM

The Upstate is loaded with talented quarterbacks, and nowhere is that more evident than in Region II-5A. With offensive talent all over the field for all five teams, the signal-callers can make the difference in the region race.

At Gaffney, the defending state 5A champions return their starter in Grayson Loftis Grayson Loftis 6'2" | QB Gaffney | 2023 State SC . With a big arm and great instincts, Loftis will look to be even better than last year, when his 2,398 yards and 24 TDs helped lead the Indians. The bulk of Gaffney’s running game is gone, and more will be expected of the Duke commit.

Spartanburg’s Raheim Jeter Raheim Jeter 6'3" | QB Spartanburg | 2023 State SC helped lead the Vikings to the 5A Upper State title game. The West Virginia commit can make every throw, is dangerous on the run, and has a great rapport with a number of receivers. This summer, he’s already led the Vikings to a couple of wins in marquee 7-on-7 events.

While those two are firmly entrenched, there’s some uncertainty at the position in a few other spots around the region. Colby Shaw has emerged as a leader at Byrnes, directing the Rebels to the championship at the Justin Bethel 7-on-7 event. Dorman, under new head coach Dustin

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